Drug-Free Policy Statement
University policy states that "the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, use or abuse of alcohol and/or illicit drugs on the Tennessee Technological University campus or on property owned or controlled by the University is strictly prohibited. All categories of employees and students are subject to this policy and to applicable federal, state and local laws related to this matter. Additionally, any violation of this policy will result in disciplinary actions as set forth in the applicable sections of this policy." see TTU Student Handbook Drug-Free Policy Statement
"A civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed for simple possession of "personal use amounts" of certain specified substances under federal law."
Under state law,
- "the offense of possession or casual exchange is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor; if there is an exchange between a minor and an adult at least two years the minor's senior, and the adult knew that the person was a minor, the offense is classified as a felony as provided in T.C.A S39-17-417."
- "It is unlawful for any person under the age of twenty-one (21) to buy, possess, transport (unless in the course of his/her employment), or consume alcoholic beverages, wine, or beer, such offenses being classified as Class A misdemeanors punishable by imprisonment for not more than 11 months, 29 days, or a fine of not more than $2,500, or both (T.C.A. SS1-3-113, 57-5-301).
- It is further an offense to provide alcoholic beverages to any person under the age of twenty-one (21), such offense being classified a Class A misdemeanor (T.C.A S39-15-404).
- The offense of public intoxication is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of not more than 30 days or a fine of not more than $50, or both (T.C.A. S39-17-310)."
- "Students eighteen years (18) of age or older can be prosecuted for the violations of laws regarding alcoholic beverages, legend drugs, bad checks, breach of contract, cohabitation, statutory rape, manslaughter, etc." (Legal Responsibility Act of 1971, chapter 162 of the Public Acts of 1971, as passed by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee)
For more information, see TTU Student Handbook Drug-Free Policy Statement